Films: 1957 Alpine A106: The Finisher

1957 Alpine A106: The Finisher

November 6, 2018
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Gavin Langier
Gavin Langier

Great film, from an engaging contributor with a very rare and individual little car. I too had no idea this model existed but the common Alpine DNA is instantly recognisable. In profile it is a lot more upright than the A110, quite reminiscent of a frog, ready to leap into the air and is no doubt as fun to drive as it is to look at. I am surprised by the lack of air intakes, to the point that the fake grills on the front seem like an un-necessary weight to carry around for such a light car. If I… Read more »

Mark Jordan
Mark Jordan

This video is a perfect illustration of why I look forward to Petrolicious in my inbox every week. The production, videography and editing is, as always, top-notch, the owner is a delightful petrol-head with an enthusiastic personality, and best of all, the story of yet another automotive gem that I never knew existed instantly puts one more on my Top 10 dream list. Thanks, Petrolicious, for giving us history with a consistently classy eye.

dave wakaman
dave wakaman

I liked this a lot. Lots of passion, humility and pride from an owner who never stops grinning when he tells the story. Surely if a classic car gives you that amount of joy its’ got to be the right reason for ownership. I’ve never seen one before and it looks great. Well done Mark and well done Petrolicious.

Bryan Dickerson
Bryan Dickerson

Hats off to Mark! His enthusiasm, lack of pretension, and passion for this example of simple, efficient, appropriate, vintage technology. Beautiful video Petro!

Brad Baum
Brad Baum

Marks enthusiasm for his Alpine is contagious, much like Jürgen Clauss before him, who inspired me to dive into the Alpine world. Well done gentlemen.
There’s a lot of classic car content on the internet, but Petrolicious videos are by far my favorite. The production quality is very good, and the theme has three important elements. First, the owners investment of effort and passion, second the beauty of the machines style, and most importantly, the joy of roadwork and time at the wheel.
The Petrolicious team never fails to deliver on what’s clearly Afshin’s vision.

Dennis White
Dennis White

Always interesting learning about a car you had know idea existed on the planet, especially with Mille pedigree. Kind of quirky design (Michelotti? Wow!), but I like it and appreciate Mark’s obvious passion for it. Thanks Petrolicious!

Frank Ricchio
Frank Ricchio

I do believe the Alpine A106 as well as the A110 were designed by Giovanni Michelotti.. In fact, his son states this in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTAa0qBDdKM

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Understanding that this is a Michelotti car helps put the car within the context of his other work. Thanks for the referral, to that wonderful interview with Michelotti’s son. Apparently Giovanni Michelotti designed the 106, the 108, and the 110. According to the film, at around 8:10, Michelotti never got paid for the 110.